Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security Manager
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 774 754
Rank change year-on-year +1 -20 +33
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 124 112 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 71 99
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +5.98%
10th Percentile £430 £363 £373
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £444
% change year-on-year +10.53% +7.04% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,876 97,253 98,078
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,458 64,424 63,970
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,850 3,319
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

Information Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Security Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Manager over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 122 £550 +10.00% 43
London +25 67 £550 +6.02% 15
UK excluding London -35 55 £525 +10.53% 31
South East -3 27 £525 +5.00% 4
East of England -7 8 £525 +10.53% 7
South West -27 8 £489 - 3
Midlands -9 6 £550 +3.53% 5
North of England -27 6 £500 +26.98% 9
East Midlands - 6 £550 - 3
North West -13 4 £500 -23.04% 5
Yorkshire -15 2 £475 +26.67% 4

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Information Security Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 123 (99.19%) Information Security
2 46 (37.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (33.87%) CISSP
4 40 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (29.03%) CISM
6 27 (21.77%) Finance
7 26 (20.97%) Risk Management
8 24 (19.35%) Data Protection
9 23 (18.55%) GDPR
10 22 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
11 21 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (15.32%) Project Management
13 15 (12.10%) Management Information System
13 15 (12.10%) Security Cleared
14 14 (11.29%) CISA
15 13 (10.48%) Information Assurance
15 13 (10.48%) PCI DSS
15 13 (10.48%) SC Cleared
16 12 (9.68%) Degree
16 12 (9.68%) Security Management
17 11 (8.87%) ISMS
17 11 (8.87%) SIEM
18 10 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
18 10 (8.06%) Information Security Management
19 9 (7.26%) Legal
19 9 (7.26%) Security Architecture
19 9 (7.26%) Cyber Essentials
20 8 (6.45%) Data Privacy
20 8 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 8 (6.45%) Security Testing

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) Network Security
2 5 (4.03%) Firewall
3 1 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 27 (21.77%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Legal
3 6 (4.84%) Advertising
3 6 (4.84%) Retail
4 3 (2.42%) Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Private Banking
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (4.03%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 5 (4.03%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.23%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.42%) PMI
6 2 (1.61%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.61%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.81%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.81%) FMCG
7 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (99.19%) Information Security
2 40 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (20.97%) Risk Management
4 24 (19.35%) Data Protection
5 22 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (15.32%) Project Management
8 13 (10.48%) Information Assurance
9 12 (9.68%) Security Management
10 11 (8.87%) ISMS
10 11 (8.87%) SIEM
11 10 (8.06%) Information Security Management
11 10 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (7.26%) Security Architecture
13 8 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (6.45%) Data Privacy
13 8 (6.45%) Security Testing
14 7 (5.65%) Identity Access Management
14 7 (5.65%) Security Operations
14 7 (5.65%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 42 (33.87%) CISSP
2 36 (29.03%) CISM
3 15 (12.10%) Security Cleared
4 14 (11.29%) CISA
5 13 (10.48%) SC Cleared
6 12 (9.68%) Degree
7 5 (4.03%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (4.03%) CISMP
8 4 (3.23%) CRISC
8 4 (3.23%) PMP
8 4 (3.23%) SSCP
9 3 (2.42%) CREST Certified
9 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.61%) CEH
10 2 (1.61%) ISSAP
10 2 (1.61%) ISSEP
11 1 (0.81%) ISACA
11 1 (0.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 1 (0.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (37.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (18.55%) GDPR
3 13 (10.48%) PCI DSS
4 9 (7.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (4.03%) COBIT
7 2 (1.61%) PMO
7 2 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.81%) COSO
8 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.81%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.81%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) Firmware
2 3 (2.42%) Docker
3 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (3.23%) Varonis
2 2 (1.61%) Progress
2 2 (1.61%) Splunk
3 1 (0.81%) CyberArk
3 1 (0.81%) Fujitsu
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.81%) Twitter
3 1 (0.81%) Virgin Media